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Old 02-02-2012, 08:47 PM   #1
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Turn off Door Chime

Hello...I own a 2001 Ford Focus zx3. I am very happy with the car except for one big complaint. The open door chime constantly comes on no matter how I drive the car. The minute I hit the tiniest bump or take off(I drive standard clutch) it starts binging and the only way it stops(always temporarily-it usually comes right back on) is when I jab my elbow in the crook of the driver side door and the handle. The handle is starting to break becuase of my constantly banging at it. Is there a simple way, like a fuse, to shut it off or find the speaker and stuff it with something that will muffle the sound. The stupid chiming will not stop. Thank you.


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Old 02-03-2012, 02:27 AM   #2
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You can take the switch apart in the door jamb. Use a torx bit to take the latch post off and the switch is plugged in behind it. I disconnected both of mine because the switches went bad. Same problem you're having. Every bump and the interior lights would flash, light on cluster, and the chime.
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Old 02-03-2012, 04:57 AM   #3
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Instead of minding the chime you should simply repair the problem. Most likely it's a door switch, so disconnect those until the problem goes away. Another potential problem would be that the door switch circuit is grounded somewhere.

If that doesn't work, then try this from our How-To Archive: http://www.focusfanatics.com/howtos/seatbelt/
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Old 02-06-2012, 06:31 PM   #4
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Ok thanks fellas but where exactly is the door jamb...is that the inside of the door? I dont wanna sttart hacking my car apart....
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Door switch picture below.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:32 PM   #6
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Im buying the bit and trying it today...thanx gentlemen...
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Old 02-11-2012, 03:04 PM   #7
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Miision accomplished...I dont hear anything anymore...thank you all involved...God bless...
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Thanks for the tip! Bought a t40 to do mine.
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